- Muhammadu Sanusi II is in the news again months after his dethronement
- The former CBN governor has been offered a fellowship programme at Oxford University
- Sanusi, according to the university, will use the period of his affiliation to write a book on the economy
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Muhammadu Sanusi, dethroned emir of Kano state, has gone back to school after the former monarch was offered a fellowship programme at Oxford University.
The development was announced by the varsity's management committee of the African studies after the former emir's request was granted.
Sanusi will resume in the centre in October for the 2020-2021 academic year and use the period to write a book based on his experience as a banker, public analyst, economy expert and former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor.
According to Oxford University, Sanusi who served as the CBN governor from 2009 to 2014 “intends to use the period of his affiliation to write a book around the theme: ‘Central Bank Response to Global Financial Crisis: A Case Study of the Central Bank of Nigeria 2009-2013.”
Oxford University’s African Studies Centre is one of the world’s leading centres of African studies.
A renowned economist and vocal intellectual, Sanusi was deposed as the Sarki Kano by the Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje-led government over alleged insubordination and abuse of office.
He has since relocated to his home in Lagos state after a court ruled that his banishment to Nasarawa state was illegal.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Nasir El-Rufai said the deposed Kano emir has accepted the appointments offered him by the Kaduna state government.
Sanusi's acceptance of the appointments was contained in a statement signed by Muyiwa Adekeye who is the media aide to Governor El-Rufai on Wednesday, March 11.
Governor El-Rufai expressed gratitude to the former emir for continuing to support and assist the realisation of the governance objectives of the Kaduna government.
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